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Birthplace of Susan B. Anthony

67 East Road, Adams, MA 01220
+1 413-743-7121
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Adams
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Inc. Is a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to preserving the birthplace and raising public awareness of... more » Owner description: The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Inc. Is a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to preserving the birthplace and raising public awareness of the wide-ranging legacy of the great social reformer, Susan B. Anthony, who was a pioneering feminist and suffragist as well as a noteworthy figure in the abolitionist, opposition to Restellism (opposition to abortion), and temperance movements of the 19th century. As part of its mission, the Museum will highlight the familial and regional influences which shaped Ms.Anthony's early life, by displaying the textiles and furnishings of that period, as well as the literature and other memorabilia associated with her later career. « less
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Rome, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A quaint museum where the suffragette Susan B. Anthony spent the first 6 years of her life. The house was small and the 4 rooms on the first floor where open to the public. We declined the docent (if you will) and easily did the self-guided tour in about an hour, which was biographically informative and a refresher in the... More

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Totowa, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I arrived early in the morning, shortly after they opened, and as we were the only ones who had arrived at that point we were able to get our own private tour! The tour guide was very knowledgable and spoke with us for a good hour or so. The home is small and you could easily go... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was the birthplace of an important historic figure in the women's suffrage movement. While she only lived here for the first 6 years of her life, they were formative in that her grandmother taught her to read and write by the time she was three while she cared for Susan. Her mother was continually pregnant during this time. The... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was a must on my list since I had visited SenecaFalls, NY where the suffragist movement took hold. This museum is a gem. The docent, Brian, was very informative and looking through all the memorabilia filled in the very early years of SBA. Definitely worth a trip to see it, especially if you're in the Williamstown area. All you... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a thoroughly enjoyable visit here, which is very reasonably priced, and the docent was very informative, letting us just wander around and look at/read the things on display. I'll have to get round to putting some photos and information on my blog sometime soon.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Susan B. Anthony was born in this house in 1820 and only lived here until 1826. You can tour the first floor with a tour or you can do a self guided tour. Much information about her life and causes especially women's suffrage. There are pictures, artifacts and examples of her writing. A very good place to visit in less... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We toured this house on our recent visit to the Berkshires. The tour guide was a college intern and she did a very good job. We also had a nice chat with the Director and discussed some financial issues and future of the house. We learned a lot about Susan that most Americans probably do not know. It is a... More

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had our own private guided tour from a very informed docent/historian. I could have continued to hear stories from him for another hour, easily. I thought to myself, "what a shame they don't have more visitors because it was a very worthwhile visit." We learned so much about Susan, her family, and other very interesting facts about Adams, Mt.... More

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Milton, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a small farmhouse attraction that is beautifully restored. There is a farmhouse, gift shop and small garden. The building is filled with artifacts that depict what her early life would have been like and one of the rooms highlights her impact on women’s rights, specifically the right to vote. Worth the time if you are in the area.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is a wonderful little museum that has been painstakingly restored and depicts the early life of Susan B. Anthony. It's worth the trip to Adams for a trip back in time to see the contributions of Susan B., and the impact she had on women's rights.

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